List the cars you've owned

Discussion in 'My Ride' started by TheStepChild, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Prozac

    Prozac Well-Known Member

    I have a problem:

    ’75 Ford Grand Torino Brougham
    ’81 Mercury Capri
    ’70 Ford Mustang Grande
    ’78 Ford F100
    ’89 Ford Ranger
    ’81 VW Dasher Diesel
    ’84 Pontiac Sunbird
    ’87 Mazda RX7
    ’91 Geo Tracker
    ’91 Ford Explorer
    ’87 Ford Thunderbird
    ’92 Chevy Cavalier
    ’97 Ford Explorer
    ’00 Mitsubishi Galant
    ’01 Ford F150
    ’87 Acura Intega
    ’01 Kia Sephia
    ’01 Mitsubishi Galant
    ’96 Chevy Cavalier
    ’91 Eagle Talon
    ’99 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    ’97 Pontiac Grand Am
    ’05 Saturn Vue *
    ’87 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
    ’05 Chevy Aveo
    ’06 Suzuki Aerio
    ’89 GMC 2500
    ’04 Dodge Ram 2500
    ’11 Hyundai Elantra
    ’13 Chevy Equinox
    ’01 Audi TT *
    ’15 Subaru XV Crosstrek *
    ’11 Honda CRZ *
    *Cars I currently have in my possession.

    And I know that I am missing some. The biggest issue that I have is that I could buy a car today and drive it down the street to look at another car.
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi John:

    You are a car guy! :)

    Wayne
     
  3. Prozac

    Prozac Well-Known Member

    The first five were before I graduated high school, lol!
     
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  4. rhwinger

    rhwinger Well-Known Member

    Not many, but here goes:

    '54 Chevy BelAir sedan - straight 6 with 2 speed Powerslide transmission - looked just like this
    '69 Chevy Malibu
    A Honda 350 - until I nearly killed myself with it
    '76 Yamaha RD-400 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnjmDFObh34 God it was fun!
    '77 Yamaha XS-750 Silver Bird (I had full fairing)

    '79 Plymouth TC-3 (it had a lean burn engine, but I had no idea what that meant at the time) Mine was 2 tone blue
    '87 Plymouth Sundance sedan mine was silver
    '99 Olds Intrigue - my last conventional car
    '06 HCHII - my first hybrid
    '16 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - beautiful blue

    Wife drives the 2013 CMax - at least it replaced a Honda minivan
     
  5. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member


    Need to update the list..LOL
    2013 smart fortwo iceshine edition
    2014 RAM 1500 Crew cab
    2005 PT cruiser turboi convertible
    2016 Jeep Compass
     
  6. Kinder

    Kinder Well-Known Member

    Here is my list... it starts in about 1993 when I bought the MR2. My wife and I currently drive the Accent and the T100. All of these were/are manuals except the 300TD and the Subaru wagon. I tend to keep cars for about 4 years, although I only kept each of the three 1980s diesels in the list a short time before flipping them during the height of the biodiesel/WVO craze about ten years ago. Those were bought cheaply and rust-free in Reno and sold on SF craigslist for double the money. I think my all-time favorites on the list are the two boxiest ones--the FJ40 and the 1st gen xB.

    87 Toyota MR2
    82 Toyota Land Cruiser (FJ40/hardtop)
    96 Saab 900 5-door
    02 Hyundai Elantra GT hatch
    85 Mitsubishi pickup, diesel 2WD
    99 Subaru Legacy wagon
    87 Mercedes 300TD wagon
    06 Scion xB
    85 VW Jetta coupe diesel
    08 Suzuki SX4 hatch
    12 Hyundai Accent hatch
    98 Toyota T100 4x4
     
  7. NaturalNaturer

    NaturalNaturer Active Member

    Wow! others have a very long list here. We only owned a few cars . I remember that we had Toyota Corona , Toyota Revo , Galant Super Saloon , Mitsubishi Lancer and a Honda Car which is the recent one. Among those I've mentioned, I considered our Galant car as one of my favorite.
     
  8. WoodyWoodchuck

    WoodyWoodchuck Sophomore Hypermiler

    Daily Drivers/work trucks. Owned one at a time in this progression:


    First vehicle ever owned! 1975 Dodge D100, Color: Sunfire Russet. 5-speed, 225-6, 2WD, short bed, bought new, ~$6,700?. Too little truck for what I required, I broke it. Traded in what was left for next work truck.

    1978 Ford F150, 300-6, 5-speed, 4x4, regular cab, Color: Baby Blue, bought new, $7,800. Not a happy truck from day 1. I broke it. Traded in what was left for next work truck.

    1982 Chevy K20, 350-8, 5-speed, 4x4, Color: Maroon metal flake, regular cab. Ordered new with every heavy-duty option available, $12,400. Couldn’t kill this thing and all I did was abuse it!!! Gave to BIL with 225k on it, same engine, tranny and clutch. It is still running today. Couldn’t work for a living so bought a regular vehicle.

    1989 Chevy Beretta GT, 6-cylinder auto, White. Bought used. Fast but lots of issues. Rusted to death.

    1999 Chevy Malibu, 6-cylinder auto, White. Bought used (Old rental vehicle). Everything seemed to break on this. When it needed its third engine with only 70k miles on the vehicle, I limped it to the dealer and traded it in for...

    2008 Toyota Yaris, 4 banger, 5-speed, Red, every manual option possible, bought new, $14,400. What a fantastic little vehicle. Never had an issue with it. Totaled by insurance company after a rear end hit. It is missed. Received $5,300 with 95.5k on it.

    2013 Toyota Prius 4, Color: Sea Glass Pearl. Bought used with 29.4k. Brought it to its new home last night.


    Second vehicles. Owned in conjunction with the above.

    1949 Chevy C-100. Omaha Standard Flat-bed, 6-cylinder, 6-volt, manual tranny, Color: Light Blue (original color Green), Bought used. Looking at life through a split windshield. What a fun little thing to drive. Sold to friend running like a top.

    1969 Jeepster Commando 4x4. 6 cylinder, Auto, hard top, Color: White, bought used. Plow vehicle with full tilt hydraulic Fisher plow. Couldn’t stop it… Once you got it running. I had 4 other 1965-1969 model year parts cars on blocks. Sold to neighbor and unknown if it is still running.

    1979 Jeep CJ7 4x4, 6 cylinder, manual tranny, Color: Grey, bought new (can’t remember price paid). Great fun little toy. Rusted to death.

    1994 Jeep Cherokee. 6-cylinder, 5-speed, 4x4, Color: Green, bought used with 230k. Couldn’t kill it or stop it. Highly modified for surf fishing in North Carolina. Sold with 275k on the clock and it is still running the beaches.


    I’m not a trade it in for another one kind of guy. When I own a vehicle, it is for its lifespan. Pull regular maintenance until it reaches the point of diminishing returns, or rusts to death. Or in the case of my beloved little Yaris, meets an untimely death.
     
  9. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Holy moly look at all these cars! Here I am, I've owned TWO cars.

    '94 Chevrolet S-10. 170,000 miles before the brakes went out in 2013. Recently sold for $400! Started right up with a battery charger, completely shocked by that.

    And my current car. A 2011 Ford Focus PZEV. Approaching 100,000 miles and it's starting to have some more squeaks rattles and noises. Apparently the Focus just wasn't well-built in the suspension. They all seem to start croaking out around 100k, no matter how well maintained.
     

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